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Democracy Now! Wednesday, January 14, 2004


Published January 14, 2004


Headlines
British Activist Shot By Israeli Forces Dies
Four Israelis Die in Suicide Attack In Gaza
Senate Seeks Confidential IRS Records From Muslim Groups
Bush: Canada Can Bid On Iraq Reconstruction Projects
Report: Hussein Warned Against Foreign Troops In Iraq
Govt Rewrites Health Study on Racial Disparities
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Election Year 2004: Why is the U.S. Refusing Iraqi Demands For Immediate Direct Elections?
The U.S. has rejected calls by Iraqs most senior Shiite Muslim cleric for immediate direct elections in Iraq instead planning indirect elections to form a transitional assembly that would then form an interim Iraqi government. We speak with Iraq blogger and University of Michigan professor Juan Cole.

U.S. Journalist Quits Pentagon Iraqi Media Project Calling it U.S. Propaganda
We talk to a longtime TV producer about the massive problems he saw in the new U.S.-funded Iraqi Media Network, which he said became an irrelevant mouthpiece for Coalition Provisional Authority propaganda, managed news and mediocre programs.

White House Seeks To Assert Total Control Over All Environmental & Health Studies & Warnings
Under a new Bush administration proposal, all federal environmental and health studies would need to be approved by the Office of Budget Management prior to release. Is this Bushs newest move to silence critics of big business? We host a debate between a former Department of Energy official and the Chamber of Commerce.

British Peace Activist Shot By IDF in Gaza Dies in London Hospital
British peace activist Tom Hurndall died at the age of 22 after spending eight months in a vegetative state. Charges of aggravated assault were recently filed against the Israeli soldier who shot Hurndall in the head in April.

Main Street USA - Voices From Across America
Award-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert takes a cross-country bus tour interviewing a cross-section of American opinion on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, domestic issues and more.


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